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clear

 (klîr)
adj. clear·er, clear·est
1. Free from clouds, mist, or haze: a clear day.
2. Not obscured or darkened; bright: clear daylight; a clear yellow.
3. Easily seen through; transparent: clear water.
4. Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity: a clear, perfect diamond; a clear record with the police.
5. Free from impediment, obstruction, or hindrance; open: a clear view; a clear path to victory.
6. Plain or evident to the mind; unmistakable: a clear case of cheating.
7. Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct: the clear call of a songbird.
8. Discerning or perceiving easily; keen: a clear mind.
9. Free from doubt or confusion; certain: His meaning is clear.
10. Free from qualification or limitation; absolute: a clear winner.
11. Free from guilt; untroubled: a clear conscience.
12. Having been freed from contact, proximity, or connection: At last we were clear of the danger. The ship was clear of the reef.
13. Free from charges or deductions; net: a clear profit.
14. Containing nothing: The ship's hold was clear.
adv.
1. Distinctly; clearly: spoke loud and clear.
2. Out of the way; completely away: stood clear of the doors.
3. Informal All the way; completely: slept clear through the night; read the book clear to the end.
v. cleared, clear·ing, clears
v.tr.
1. To make light, clear, or bright: The wind cleared the sky of clouds.
2. To rid of impurities, blemishes, muddiness, or foreign matter: The new filter cleared the water.
3. To free from confusion, doubt, or ambiguity; make plain or intelligible: cleared up the question of responsibility.
4.
a. To rid of objects or obstructions: clear the table; clear the road of debris.
b. To make (a way or clearing) by removing obstructions: clear a path through the jungle.
c. To remove (objects or obstructions): clear the dishes; clear snow from the road.
5.
a. To remove the occupants of: clear the theater.
b. To remove (people): clear the children from the room.
6. Sports
a. To move or shoot (a ball or puck) away from the goal or out of the defensive zone.
b. To clear a ball or puck out of (the defensive zone), as in lacrosse or hockey.
7. Computers
a. To rid (a memory location or buffer, for example) of instructions or data.
b. To remove (instructions or data) from memory.
8. To free from a legal charge or imputation of guilt; acquit: cleared the suspect of the murder charge.
9. To pass by, under, or over without contact: The boat cleared the dock.
10. To settle (a debt).
11. To gain (a given amount) as net profit or earnings.
12. To pass (a bill of exchange, such as a check) through a clearing-house.
13.
a. To secure the approval of: The bill cleared the Senate.
b. To authorize or approve: cleared the material for publication.
14. To free (a ship or cargo) from legal detention at a harbor by fulfilling customs and harbor requirements.
15. To give clearance or authorization to: cleared the plane to land.
16. To free (the throat) of phlegm by making a rasping sound.
v.intr.
1. To become clear: The sky cleared.
2. To go away; disappear: The fog cleared.
3.
a. To exchange checks and bills or settle accounts through a clearing-house.
b. To pass through the banking system and be debited and credited to the relevant accounts: The check cleared.
4. To comply with customs and harbor requirements in discharging a cargo or in leaving or entering a port.
n.
A clear or open space.
Phrasal Verb:
clear out Informal
To leave a place, usually quickly.
Idioms:
clear the air
To dispel differences or emotional tensions.
in the clear
1. Free from burdens or dangers.
2. Not subject to suspicion or accusations of guilt: The evidence showed that the suspect was actually in the clear.

[Middle English cler, from Old French, from Latin clārus, clear, bright; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

clear′a·ble adj.
clear′er n.
clear′ly adv.
clear′ness n.
Synonyms: clear, crystal, crystalline, limpid, pellucid, transparent
These adjectives mean not opaque or clouded: wrapped in clear plastic; crystal waters fed by snowmelt; crystalline air after a storm; a limpid blue pool; fish darting in the pellucid shallows; the transparent wings of a dragonfly. See Also Synonyms at apparent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clearness - free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
comprehensibility, understandability - the quality of comprehensible language or thought
monosemy - having a single meaning (absence of ambiguity) usually of individual words or phrases
focus - maximum clarity or distinctness of an idea; "the controversy brought clearly into focus an important difference of opinion"
clearcutness, preciseness - clarity as a consequence of precision
perspicuity, perspicuousness, plainness - clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
unambiguity, unequivocalness - clarity achieved by the avoidance of ambiguity
explicitness - clarity as a consequence of being explicit
unclearness - incomprehensibility as a result of not being clear
2.clearness - the quality of clear waterclearness - the quality of clear water; "when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes"
transparentness, transparence, transparency - the quality of being clear and transparent
semitransparency, translucence, translucency - the quality of allowing light to pass diffusely
visibility - capability of providing a clear unobstructed view; "a windshield with good visibility"
distinctness, sharpness - the quality of being sharp and clear
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare

clearness

noun
The quality of being clear and easy to perceive or understand:
Translations
وُضوح، جَلاء
jasnostostrostprůzračnost
klarhed
tærleiki; einfaldleiki
açıklıkbellilik

clearness

[ˈklɪənɪs] Nclaridad f

clearness

n
(of water, soup, sky, head, eyes, weather etc)Klarheit f; (of complexion, conscience)Reinheit f; (of colour)Kräftigkeit f; (of photograph)Schärfe f
(of sound)Klarheit f
(to one’s understanding: = distinctness, obviousness) → Klarheit f

clearness

[ˈklɪənɪs] n (of air, water, glass) → trasparenza; (of sky) → serenità; (of photograph, outline) → nitidezza; (of sound, impression, thoughts) → chiarezza

clear

(kliə) adjective
1. easy to see through; transparent. clear glass.
2. free from mist or cloud. Isn't the sky clear!
3. easy to see, hear or understand. a clear explanation; The details on that photograph are very clear.
4. free from difficulty or obstacles. a clear road ahead.
5. free from guilt etc. a clear conscience.
6. free from doubt etc. Are you quite clear about what I mean?
7. (often with of) without (risk of) being touched, caught etc. Is the ship clear of the rocks? clear of danger.
8. (often with of) free. clear of debt; clear of all infection.
verb
1. to make or become free from obstacles etc. He cleared the table; I cleared my throat; He cleared the path of debris.
2. (often with of) to prove the innocence of; to declare to be innocent. He was cleared of all charges.
3. (of the sky etc) to become bright, free from cloud etc.
4. to get over or past something without touching it. He cleared the jump easily.
ˈclearance noun
1. the act of clearing or removing. The clearance of these trees from the front of the window will give you more light.
2. the empty space between two objects. You can drive the lorry under the bridge – there's a clearance of half a metre.
3. (a certificate) giving permission for something to be done.
ˈclearing noun
a piece of land cleared of wood etc for cultivation. a clearing in the forest.
ˈclearly adverb
ˈclearness noun
ˌclear-ˈcut adjective
having a clear outline; plain and definite. clear-cut features.
ˈclearway noun
a stretch of road on which motorists are forbidden to stop.
clear off
to go away. He cleared off without saying a word.
clear out
1. to get rid of. He cleared the rubbish out of the attic.
2. to make tidy by emptying etc. He has cleared out the attic.
clear up
1. to make clean, tidy etc. Clear up this mess!
2. to become better etc. If the weather clears up, we'll go for a picnic.
in the clear
no longer under suspicion, in danger etc.
References in classic literature ?
The truth was that the son thought with remark- able clearness and the mother did not.
He stared out of the window for a few moments, and when he turned to me again his eyes had the sudden clearness that comes from something the mind itself sees.
But Douglas, without heeding me, had begun to read with a fine clearness that was like a rendering to the ear of the beauty of his author's hand.
Tied up and twisted; gnarled and knotted with wrinkles; haggardly firm and unyielding; his eyes glowing like coals, that still glow in the ashes of ruin; untottering Ahab stood forth in the clearness of the morn; lifting his splintered helmet of a brow to the fair girl's forehead of heaven.
Her forehead was high, and her eyebrows marked with beautiful clearness.
On one of these occasions, "suddenly there hovered around the top of the rock a brightness of unequaled clearness and color, which, in increasingly smaller circles thickened, was the enchanting figure of the beautiful Lore.
He had all the clearness and quickness of mind which she wanted, and he could sometimes act an ungracious, or say a severe thing.
His high personal popularity, and the clearness of his answers, made a great impression; but, as he proceeded, as he showed that the Accused was his first friend on his release from his long imprisonment; that, the accused had remained in England, always faithful and devoted to his daughter and himself in their exile; that, so far from being in favour with the Aristocrat government there, he had actually been tried for his life by it, as the foe of England and friend of the United States--as he brought these circumstances into view, with the greatest discretion and with the straightforward force of truth and earnestness, the Jury and the populace became one.
jorkins, as to which of them really was the objecting partner; but I saw with sufficient clearness that there was obduracy somewhere in the firm, and that the recovery of my aunt's thousand pounds was out of the question.
After all, according to the direction in which the run had brought him, he was not so very much farther from home than he was from Batherley; but Dunsey, not being remarkable for clearness of head, was only led to this conclusion by the gradual perception that there were other reasons for choosing the unprecedented course of walking home.
For, although their largest telescopes do not exceed three feet, they magnify much more than those of a hundred with us, and show the stars with greater clearness.
By stages as already described or left undescribed, two days after quitting the grove Don Quixote and Sancho reached the river Ebro, and the sight of it was a great delight to Don Quixote as he contemplated and gazed upon the charms of its banks, the clearness of its stream, the gentleness of its current and the abundance of its crystal waters; and the pleasant view revived a thousand tender thoughts in his mind.